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Technician - Cocoa Quarantine

University of Reading - Crop Science

Location: Reading
Salary: £20,600 to £24,871 pro rata per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th June 2022
Closes: 29th July 2022
Job Ref: SRF41955
 

The University of Reading hosts the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre, a unique resource that serves to supply research institutes worldwide with disease-free cocoa for research and crop breeding activities. We require a technician to provide support in the general maintenance of the greenhouse facilities of the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre at Arborfield.

You will have:

  • General horticultural skills & knowledge
  • Experience of working with plants and/or a horticultural/ agricultural qualification
  • A pesticide spraying certificate (or be willing to train for one)
  • Good organisational or problem-solving skills

This is a fixed term contract until 31/03/2023, with likelihood of extension.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Senior Research Fellow
Contact name: Dr Andrew Daymond
Contact phone:01183786628
Contact email: a.j.daymond@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Cocoa Quarantine Technician
Contact name: Stella Poole
Contact phone:01189760355
Contact email: s.m.poole@reading.ac.uk

Interview Date:  12/08/2022

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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